Title:[United States Geological Survey in California and Nevada photograph albums]
Creator/Contributor:Ericson, A. W. (Augustus William), 1848-1927, Photographer.
Chiefly snapshots documenting a United States Geological Survey group's activitities at various locations throught California,
with an emphasis on the southern desert regions, and a few locations in Nevada. One photograph caption identifies most of
the surveyors depicted in the albums: Muller, Turner, Biggs, McDonell, Auten, Phillps [i.e. Phillips?]. Activities and other
subjects depicted include spirit level surveying, camping, various types of transportation (mules, wagons, coaches, trains,
etc.) used or encountered by the surveyors, and landscapes. Identified California locations depicted include Death Valley,
Mojave Desert, Inyo County, Owens Valley, San Joaquin River, Hoopa River, Ballarat, Panamint Valley, San Bernardino, Argus
Mountains, Mount Whitney, Kramer, Trinity River, Bishop and Copper City. Identified Nevada locations include Ash Meadows,
Amargosa Desert, and Rhyolite. Various Native American groups are represented, the only identified tribe being the Hoopa.
Other subjects include a few views of Humboldt County logging, and a view of San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake and
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Geological Survey (U.S.) -- Photographs
Surveying -- California -- Photographs
Surveying -- Nevada -- Photographs
Camping -- California -- Photographs
Indians of North America -- California -- Photographs
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) -- Photographs
Mojave Desert -- Photographs
Title devised by cataloger.
Most photographers unknown. Includes a few professional views by A.W. Ericson (Arcata) and 1 by A.A. Forbes (Bishop).
Many photographs accompanied by hand-written captions on leaves; many others are uncaptioned. Some captions dated, between
1905 and 1907.
United States Geological Survey in California and Nevada photograph albums, BANC PIC , The Bancroft Library, University of
Purchase ; from Donald Heald ; 2017.
Item list available in library.
approximately 165 photographs in 2 albums : chiefly gelatin silver prints mounted to album leaves ; sheets various sizes,
albums 15 x 20 cm and 14 x 21 cm
BANC PIC 2017.053--ALB v.1
BANC PIC 2017.053--ALB v. 2
BANC PIC 2017.053